Rich in unique architecture and character, historic homes often have a sense of charm, nostalgia and personality that cannot compare to many new homes. Built in 1917, a unique Georgian Revival-style Colonial in Mountainside offers exceptional modern living combined with ample historic splendor. The home sits on .36 acres is priced at $1.3 million.

Set in a cul-de-sac location, this commuter-friendly property – historically known as The Drier Estate and originally built as a summer home – is located in the heart of Union County and blends refined period details with modern day amenities.  The Georgian Revival style first gained popularity at the turn of the century, and this home represents a unique architectural specimen in the borough.  Found throughout the home’s 3,600 square feet of ample living space are five bedrooms, four full and two half bathrooms, three chimneys, and a finished  basement with media room and nine-foot ceilings.  A spacious eat-in gourmet kitchen boasts a comfortable breakfast area while large bedroom suites are sure to please even the most discriminating buyer. The en-suite master bedroom features a new luxurious bathroom along with an adjoining sitting/dressing room. The additional bathrooms feature fine marble surfaces, along with upscale hardware and accessories.

Among the many exterior highlights of this fenced-in property are its well-manicured park-like grounds, which include specimen trees and shrubs, a deck, a pergola, underground sprinklers and a pond.  Other upgrades include a stucco exterior, new slate roofing, copper gutters, lighting, a two-car detached garage with loft and a circular driveway.

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“As one of the most significant historic properties in Mountainside, this home offers a grand design with even grander views. It has been beautifully restored preserving all of the original historic detailing and architecture, while adding modern amenities such as a spacious gourmet kitchen and a new master bath. This truly is an estate of rare and beautiful distinction, and a must-see for any buyer in the market for a one-of-a-kind historic property in the Union County area,’’ said Jennifer Colamedici, a sales associate with Keller Williams Realty in Westfield, the home’s exclusive listing agent.

Bordered to the north by Summit, to the east by Springfield Township, to the south by Westfield, and to the west by Berkeley Heights and Scotch Plains, Mountainside is a desirable suburban community that’s located just 11 miles east of Newark Liberty International Airport and less than 25 miles from New York City. Residents have easy access to commuter buses and trains via the borough’s bus stops, as well as train stations in nearby Summit and Westfield. Route 22 runs through the borough and provides instant access to local points east, toward Newark/New York; and west, toward the corporate centers of Somerset/Hunterdon counties and western New Jersey. Nearby Route 78 provides access to east/west places of employment, and also can provide access the other major state highways such as the Garden State Parkway, Route 287, and Routes 202/206.  

One of the borough’s major draws is its fine public school system, serving students in grades pre-k through 8. High school students in grades 9 to 12 attend Governor Livingston High School in nearby Berkeley Heights. Within a short distance from Mountainside, one also can find a large sample of some of the finest colleges and universities that the country has to offer.

For more information, contact Colamedici at (908) 233-8502.